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BIOL 5030: Foundations of Environmental Science

Library resources for graduate students in Environmental Science and guidance on how to write an annotated bibliography.

Searching Tip

To find recent trends and issues in your topic area, it's a good idea to start out reading some review articles. These are secondary sources that discuss a number of other articles. Review articles do not report on research recently conducted by the author.

To search for review articles, include the word "review" in your search terms, e.g., [review arsenic pollution water].

Recommended Databases for Environmental Sciences

See the Boolean Searching Video in the box below for instructions on how to search in these databases.

Boolean Searching

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Web of Science tutorials

When doing your basic search, select the Web of Science Core Collection. When you identify an article you want, remember to look for the green FIND IT button on the results screen to check whether the library has the full text article. Please contact me if you have questions, about using the Web of Science database.

Web of Science directly exports to the reference manager, RefWorks. All UNT students can get a RefWorks account free of charge. Please contact Erin O'Toole at if you have questions about starting your account.

Online Articles Search

Not sure which database to use? Try the Online Articles search from the Libraries homepage. Online Articles searches through 92% of our databases at once, produces a list of full text articles, and will recommend the databases you should use. Follow these steps to try a search:

  1. Locate the blue search box on the Libraries homepage
  2. Select the Online Articles tab
  3. Enter 3 or 4 search terms and click on the Search button

Online Articles search on library's homepage

On the Results screen, you'll be able to refine the results by date, subject terms, type of publication and more. 

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